Our starting salary for all Assistant Directors is £23,000.  To acknowledge the increased cost of living in certain areas we offer an additional £1,000 if you work in a centre within a 10 mile radius from the M25 and and additional £3,500 if you work within the M25.  When you become a Centre Director your salary will automatically increase to at least £26,000 and the location weightings still apply.

Bonus Scheme

Each month you’ll be working towards ambitious bonuses that will contribute to driving your centre performance.  If you achieve your targets you can earn an additional £4400 each year, when you progress to Centre Director this will increase to £7480.

Your Pension

You’re probably not thinking about this just yet, and that’s okay because we are! To help make sure that your future is comfy Explore will contribute up to 4% in a generous matching pension scheme, this increases to 8% when you become a Centre Director.

Explore Culture

  • Celebrations – We love any opportunity for a get together and every year we host a glamorous Recognition Awards Dinner (the RADs). We celebrate the previous year’s achievements in style; our black tie event includes a 3 course meal, DJ & dancing and our Recognition Awards ceremony. You’ll also spend time celebrating with your region and centre team throughout the year. Our teams do everything from pub quizzes, crazy golf and bowling to team brunches, rounders competitions and summer BBQs. 
  • Quarterly Competitions – Every quarter, we be reward the region that has had the biggest impact on their membership growth . The winning region celebrates in style with a bumper regional social budget to spend how they wish!

Your Wellbeing

  • Wellbeing Support – Our people are what makes Explore so special, so we really want to look after you, and make sure you’re looking after yourself. Our committee can offer support to you and provide you with resources and recommendations that will help you put your welfare first and equip you to juggle things both in work and out.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – If you’re passionate about the environment and your physical wellbeing then take advantage of our Cycle to work scheme. Essentially it means we’ll put up the initial outlay for your snazzy new wheels and you can pay us back over time tax free – win win!
  • Payroll Giving – We’ve got this set up to help you get that warm fuzzy feeling from doing something good. Donating to your chosen charity is easy peasy done through payroll and it means that all of your donations are tax free.
  • New Starter Loan – If you’re moving to get your career kick started with us then we want to make the whole process as smooth and easy as possible. We can grant you a loan to help, it might come in handy as a first months deposit or for buying a car, and you can then set up repayment at an affordable rate interest free straight from your pay cheque.
  • Maternity Package – You will be supported all the way through your pregnancy at Explore. We have a ‘Mum’s the Word’ scheme, where we put you in touch with a buddy who has already been through the process and you will have one to one HR support right up to your return date.
  • Holiday Allowance – Whatever your idea of a dream getaway is, we offer a generous holiday allowance of 25 days. On top of this we’re closed for 4 days over Christmas, and as a big thank you for all your hard work, we also give you an extra 2 days after 2 years and another 3 days after 5 years, happy holidaying!

Shared Benefits

  • Staff Discount – We want everyone to benefit from Explore, one of our Values is Family, and so naturally we love to extend that to your family too! We extend an open invitation for them to come and try the centres with the offer of a half price membership should they want to join.
  • Childcare Vouchers – You’ll have full access to our CCV scheme which is set up to help working parents’ access and afford quality childcare. Many of our members use CCV’s to pay for our costs and if you’re a parent you can access the scheme too and save as much as £1,000 per year.
  • Referral Bonus -You’ll discover that with your passion and excitement for your job you’ll have friends and family who want to follow in your footsteps, and if they do we’ll give you lovely £500 for every Assistant Director that you recommend and £50 for every Tutor.

Length of Service

  • Enhanced Maternity Pay – When you have been with us for 3 years, you will be entitled to our generous maternity pay package.
  • Life Assurance – CD’s who have been with us for over 2 years will receive Life Assurance. As well as covering you if the worst were to happen, the scheme sets you up with your own personalised Employee Assistance Programme where professionally trained consultants will be available at any time to support you with any personal or work related issues.
  • Vitality Health Insurance – CD’s that have been with us for more than 2 years and AD’s that have been at Explore for over 5 years can join our Vitality Health scheme. Vitality not only protects you should things go awry, but also helps you to lead a healthier lifestyle. In addition to medical cover you will receive great perks such as 50% off a Virgin Active gym membership, up to 75% off spa days at Champneys, free cinema tickets and savings on travel via British Airways and Eurostar!

Kickstart your career at a centre near you


Our Locations

We have over 140 centres nationwide and recruit continuously for all locations.

Priority Assistant Director Vacancies

We would love to receive your application to be an Assistant Director, but due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have had to pause our recruitment while our centres are closed. If you apply to work as an Assistant Director in any of our centres during this time, we will keep your application on file, and be in touch when we are able to resume interviews.

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